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This Is Possibly the Single Greatest Retirement Mistake You Can Make

There are countless ways to mess up your retirement, but this just might be the worst of all.<p>Ask around, and you'll likely get the same answer: …

Is it OK to take vitamin supplements every day?

In our quest to stay healthy and live well, Americans exercise, eat right, see our doctors and take more than $25 billion worth of vitamins and supplements every year. But some research shows that downing these pills and powders isn’t really making us healthier.<p>A 2013 editorial in the Annals of …

Zero Belly, Zero Excuses

Imagine taking off your shirt, looking into the mirror, and seeing zero belly. Not a little belly. Not a tiny bit of belly. Not a spare tire or a …

What It’s Like Working On An Organic Farm

<i>By Eva Moss, Sewanee, The University of the South</i><p>My parents had a passion for food, being from the South and Western Samoa, two places with rich culinary traditions. They instilled in me a fascination with what I ate at a very young age. In my adult life, this translated to my being a supporter of …

Farming

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

How to boost your vitamin D intake in the dead of winter

Feeling a little gray? Your body might be lacking some vital vitamin D.<p>The majority of winter days are cold, dark and often plagued with freezing …

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Healthy Dietary Fats

Nutrition

Maximizing Your Chiropractic Experience

<i>To Your Health</i><br>December, 2011 (Vol. 05, Issue 12)<p><i>Back pain</i> - the very words send a chill down your spine. Pun intended. The first thought many people …

Pain

Signs That Your Spine is Out of Alignment

The spinal column is made of bones called vertebrae, soft cushioning discs that act as shock absorbers and strong, heavy ligaments that add form and …

Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

Luckily, if you’re reading this, you probably do have some sort of access to a medical professional. So grab a hand mirror, open wide, then read the info below to find out what your tongue is trying to tell you—and if you recognize any of these symptoms, check in with your M.D. or dentist for a …

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating (Infographic)

There is little doubt that in terms of quality, much of the food sold in the United States lags behind those sold in other nations. In fact, what you …

6 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you've ever needed a reason to sleep in, this is it.<p><i>This article was written by Julia Merz and repurposed with permission from Fitbie.com.</i><p>Well, this is upsetting: Forty percent of Americans get just six hours of sleep or fewer per night, according to a recent Gallup poll. And groggy mornings and …

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10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

3 Heart-Pumping Cardio Circuits

<b>How to Do It:</b> Fire up the stairmill to a moderate pace. Before you climb up, bang out three burpees. Then, at the top of every minute of the 15 you’ll spend climbing, hop down and do three more burpees. At the five-minute mark, increase the step speed by one level. At the 10-minute mark, increase …

Why New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight Often End in Failure

<b>1. Making a Vague, Results-Based Resolution</b><br>These rarely end in success, according to study author John Norcross, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University of Scranton and author of <i>CHANGEOLOGY: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions</i>. “‘I want to lose weight,’ doesn’t take into account …